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3.6 km from Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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With a lively, festive atmosphere that's reminiscent of a neighborhood trattoria, La Griglia is located in the River Oaks area of Houston, offering an enticing display of authentic Italian dining, complete with colorful Italian murals and artful cuisine. Relax and savor the aromas of Sicily, Roma and Tuscany, as you dine on flavorful dishes including fresh fish, house made pastas, chicken, beef, fresh vegetables, crisp salads and delightful desserts. Guest favorites include Stracci, Wild Boar Chop, Wild Mushroom Lasagna and daily Hearth Roasted Whole Fish with several gluten free options available to guests requesting them. Dine al fresco or relax with a cocktail on La Griglia's spacious outdoor
$31 - $40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, International, Contemporary
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our meal at La Griglia. It is a nice room with great service and a nice menu. We had been shopping at the Galleria Mall for the afternoon and were looking to relax, slow down and enjoy a great meal. We...started with a couple cocktails and the Shrimp and Crab Cheesecake, which was excellent. Then ordered a bottle of wine along with our salads and main courses. The Caesar salads arrived within 5 minutes. They were just ok, not memorable. We asked our waiter to slow things down. He said he would, and would wait for our lead before putting in our main courses. After about 25 minutes, we asked him to put in our main courses. We were both surprised to receive them within 30 seconds. Obviously they weren't prepared fresh and were sitting under the heat lamp. Thankfully if not hot, they were at least warm. Still, seemed quite out of character for a restaurant of this caliber. Having said that, both of our entrees were excellent. I had the Veal Parmigiana and my parter had the Lobster Fry Diavolo. All in all this was the second best meal we had on this trip. We would certainly visit again, however, perhaps try to be a bit clearer about not being rushed through.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Houston for the first time, we relied on Trip Advisor to help us choose places to eat. La Griglia was highly rated and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere, staff and food were excellent. The Shrimp & Crab “Cheesecake” appetizer was amazing as was...the Short Rib Agnolotti and the Gulf Snapper Livornese. Of special note - I left my favorite sweater at the restaurant and couldn’t get back to pick it up prior to our next day early morning flight out of state. The management mailed it to me, and while I offered to pay shipping they refused to take payment for it. This demonstrated excellent customer service going beyond the norm. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

We were pretty excited to visit #1 restaurant on Tripadvisor in Houston Area but that excitement was dampened by average taste of all four dishes we had. Have to commend the staff friendliness and ambiance which is quite good.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 21 April 2022

We visited earlier tonight and my wife tried the Striped Sea Bass special and I had the Lamb Chop special. Both were delicious and we would repeat. Service was outstanding and the kitchen was fast. For desert's we had Key Lime Pie and the Ice...Box Cake, both were decent but not great. At $138 after tip the value was fair but not great.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 April 2022

We took a famous opera singer for dinner at La Griglia and it was the best experience! The food is really Italian, the wine selection perfect, and the best coffee we have ever had in Houston. And the service is outstanding. We want to give...a special shoutout to Henry. He made our experience over the top. Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022

My husband and I go to La Griglia every year for our anniversary and have never had a bad meal, drink, or server. This past visit was no different. The swordfish was particularly good, there's just something about those mushrooms! The burrata, of course, and...any of the pasta is just divine. Our yearly treat!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 8 April 2022

My first meal at La Griglia was in June 1993. It was great then and is deservedly now #1 in Houston. They have a very loyal following and it's hard top say whether the food or service is better-fortunately they are equal. It is not...the most expensive, fanciest, or famous; but it does have the best STAFF!! Started by Tony Vallone and managed by Brandon Busch (a Top Executive now with Landrys); currently and expertly overseen by General Manager Rich Parrott ( a Brandon protege who has become one of the best in the Landry's empire). Managers Roger Ashworth and Jay Bounds are as good as there is in Houston, and Head Chef Francisco commands a "seal team" in the kitchen. The menu is almost, thankfully, unchanged in 25 years; with some "secret" off menu items "regular patrons only know (Boar A la Tre'). You are pleasantly greeted by Dulce and the ever present "Henry" makes sure nothing is amiss. The one word that is never used is NO. Keep up the great work La Griglia, and diners to-be you will be glad you left you money there. And no I am not a partner, just part of their famiy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

Ian and Justin did amazing at serving me and my husband. They were attentive and made sure we were happy with our dinner and drinks. Definitely will come back again!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

Very good food and service was beyond great. Ian and his fellow waiters were always attentive and smiling.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 April 2022

Food was great as well as the service. Ian was very accommodating and very very cute. Thank you guys so much

Date of visit: April 2022
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Response from kjsmith3 | Reviewed this property |
That’s a good question. I have never seen dogs at the restaurant.
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Don’t think so.
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La Griglia has a fantastic bar..there are other bars on westheimer and Kirby .. or downtown-from La Griglia as well . Hope this helps
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Yes, La Griglia offers takeaway services.

La Griglia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5